Every day at 4:30 Pat Courtenay brings you seriously addictive music news and today it is all about Bruce Springsteen on Saturday Night Live.
For the first time ever, Springsteen and The E Street Band played songs from The Boss’ new album ‘Letter to You‘ live. It was the first time in four years that Springsteen and The E Street Band played live together as well.
Saturday Night Live was hosted by actor Timotheé Chalamet. The show of course had many humorous sketches, including making fun of Dr. Anthony Fauci. However, it was Springsteen as the musical guest that got people talking.
Springsteen and The E Street Band performed ‘Ghosts’ and ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’ and you can watch the performances below.
Due to the pandemic and Covid-19 precautions, bassist Garry Tallent and violinist Soozie Tyrell had to skip the performance. In a tweet, The Boss said “We’ll be missing our great bass player @gwtallent and our compatriot Soozie Tyrell on Saturday night due to COVID restrictions and concerns. Garry and his family are fine as is Soozie, but we thank Jack Daley of the Disciples of Soul for sitting in.”
We’ll be missing our great bass player @gwtallent and our compatriot Soozie Tyrell on Saturday night due to COVID restrictions and concerns. Garry and his family are fine as is Soozie, but we thank Jack Daley of the Disciples of Soul for sitting in.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) December 10, 2020
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band last played Saturday Night Live in 2015. They played ‘Meet Me in the City’ and ‘The Ties That Bind’ as they were playing in support of the reissue of the legendary ‘The River’ album.
More recently, The Boss has taken over Radio Nova. Every Thursday night at 7:00, Springsteen presents his radio show ‘From My Home to Yours‘. It is repeated at 9:00 on Sunday mornings.
His new album was released in October of this year. It was his 20th studio album. Speaking about ‘Letter to You’ on the Tonight show, Bruce Springsteen said “I always liked music where the singer sounded happy and sad simultaneously. Those are kind of songs that I like, that I think hit the deepest — if you’re lucky enough to write one or a small group of them — and Letter to You kind of strikes that balance. It’s a record I’m really proud of.”
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